So I was using my laptop (older Elitebook 2540p) that I upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago, using Google Sketchup Make 2016.
Shut down a couple hours ago, and now rebooted. The system takes a bit longer to boot up, and seems to get to a point where the main page pops up. But ... that's it.
Looking at my bottom right panel, I only see the battery indicator and notification icons. Clicking on them does not bring anything up.
Clicking on the start button does nothing as well. I can bring up Explorer by hitting the windows key and E and can move around the directory structure fine, but can't open any files. E.g., tried opening a jpg, sometimes it will bring up the Photos app (or Pictures, can't recall), but the screen is black and the pic doesn't show up. Clicking on say Chrome does not open the program.
Looking at the task manager, it says there are no processes running (I've never seen that before in my life!). 0% CPU utilization, 0/0mb memory, 0% disc.
Forcing a restart doesn't help (just gets to the same spot).
Any suggestions as I've never seen this one before!